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Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Medical School

Mailing Address
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, Illinois 60064
(847) 578-3000
School Information
"Our beautiful 97-acre campus is located in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 35 miles north of downtown Chicago. We offer graduate-level health degrees through our six specialized schools" including; Chicago Medical School, College of Health Professions, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, and School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (Source: "Our six colleges and more than 30 graduate health-profession and science programs — all on a single campus — provide multiple opportunities for people from different disciplines to come together. RFU students gain hands-on, team-based experience caring for patients in our Interprofessional Community Clinic and through our service learning programs. They also regularly work in teams within our network of simulation labs." (Source:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Regarding admissions practices, the university's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force states the following: "Each program will review its admissions practices and pipeline programs. We must have a diverse student population."
  • The university's INSPIRE (Influence Student Potential and Increase Representation in Education) program is an "eight-week mentoring and applied research program designed to build the pipeline for underrepresented in medicine students pursuing higher education in the fields of science and biomedical research."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force states that it would "implement diversity training for every member of our university community..."
  • The university offers several diversity training courses including "Diversity and Inclusion @RFU" which is a "university-wide diversity initiative that addresses our identities, implicit bias, isms, culture competence @RFU, creating inclusive environments, and creating communities of praxis."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Regarding curriculum reform, the university's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force states the following: "Each academic program will evaluate its curricular content and provide an enhancement plan. The faculty development office will develop a plan for faculty education directed at teaching this content."
  • The University's Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion states that it promotes "inclusive teaching practices in the classroom."
  • The university's 2020-23 Strategic Plan states that it would "Build a new framework for assessing and sustaining student success, with an emphasis on enhancing the pathway for individuals traditionally underrepresented in healthcare."
Symbolic Actions
  • The University's 2021-2022 Year in Review states, "Our teaching, learning and practice are deeply affected by many national and global challenges — economic and racial inequality...our greatest and most intractable challenge is inequity in health care and outcomes."
  • The university published a list of all those from its community who support Black Lives Matter.
  • On June 29, 2023, the university signed on to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision regarding race-conscious admission policies, which stated the following: “We are deeply disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to dismantle its longstanding precedent in the 2003 case, Grutter v. Bollinger, which had recognized student body diversity as a compelling interest permitting the limited consideration of race in admissions. Today’s decision demonstrates a lack of understanding of the critical benefits of racial and ethnic diversity in educational settings and a failure to recognize the urgent need to address health inequities in our country.”
  • On June 29, 2023, the university published its response to the Supreme Court's decision regarding race-conscious admission policies which stated the following: "The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in cases involving Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, banning race-conscious admissions policies in higher education. RFU is taking a very close look at what the decisions mean for our university policies and practices. While this process moves forward, we remain committed to expanding access to higher education. RFU will continue to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations."
Last updated July 17th, 2023
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